Flat racks - an economic solution for cycling/pedestrian bridges

The ever increasing demand to extend and develop new shared use cycleway networks place significant capital and operational costs on to local Councils. Significant cost savings can be achieved by using refurbished and modified pre-loved shipping container “flat-rack” transportation platforms. Innovative thinking is needed to achieve the great community outcomes sought within limited Council budgets (and limited ratepayer funding) and growing complexity of planning and building regulations. Ex shipping industry Flat-Racks provide an opportunity to span small water crossings. They are also very strong, accommodating not just cycleway traffic but also contractor maintenance vehicles/machinery. Flat racks may be considered a short-term or temporary solution but they are so affordable that shorter life-span renewal is more cost effective over the long term.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 14p
  • Monograph Title: 9th Australian Small Bridges Conference, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 1-2 April 2019

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01714755
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 26 2019 11:34AM